Race at Boiling Point: Movement We Make

Jul 17, 2020 / 12:00 pm
UC Irvine


There is movement. In the air and on the ground. Movement in bodies gathering together in collective demand for change or fleeing threat. Movement in the travel of language within and across boundaries and borders, carrying histories and horizons. Movement in the dense networks of everyday social relation evoking our mutual responsibility and reliability. Movement that precludes and makes possible.

On Friday, July 17, at 12:00 pm PDT, UCHRI hosted Race at Boiling Point: Movement We Make, a conversation with Patrisse Cullors (co-founder, Black Lives Matter/Dignity and Power Now), Ruth Wilson Gilmore (City University of New York), AbdouMaliq Simone (University of Sheffield), Rafeef Ziadah (University of London), and moderator Avery Gordon (UC Santa Barbara).

Patrisse Cullors had to cancel her appearance for Movement We Make. As is widely known, she has come under extensive racist attack. We stand in solidarity with her.

In the background:

Brenna Bhandar and Rafeef Ziadah, Revolutionary Feminisms: Conversations on Collective Action and Radical Thought

Mahmoud Darwish, “Dying for Free” 

Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California

Avery Gordon, The Hawthorn Archive: Letters from the Utopian Margins

Wilson Harris, Literacy and the Imagination,” in The Literate Imagination: Essays on the Novels of Wilson Harris 

Albert O. Hirschman, Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States

Robin Kelley (interview), Solidarity Is Not a Market Exchange

La Via Campesina

Anant Maringanti, Lockdown Album

Movimento Sem Terra (MST)

Alan Sears, The New New Left

AbdouMaliq Simone, Improvised Lives: Rhythms of Endurance in an Urban South

AbdouMaliq Simone and Edgar Pieterse, New Urban Worlds: Inhabiting Dissonant Times

Neferti Tadiar, “The New Global Political Economy: Lifetimes Lived and Expended

Paolo Virno, A Grammar of the Multitude; “Virtuosity and Revolution: The Political Theory of Exodus